Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 324 266 343
Rank change year-on-year -58 +77 -15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 430 284 620
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.61% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 188 360
10th Percentile £383 £313 £273
25th Percentile £440 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £490
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +3.16%
75th Percentile £650 £650 £588
90th Percentile £710 £731 £651
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 19
10th Percentile £32.01 £38.48 £21.39
25th Percentile £34.38 £41.06 £23.55
Median hourly rate £43.50 £45.70 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.81% +8.81% +82.61%
75th Percentile £54.13 £48.56 £51.34
90th Percentile £59.75 £50.48 £52.35
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.70 £42.00
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.81% +82.61%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,229 7,868 16,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.45% 24.58% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,212 5,230 10,148
10th Percentile £306 £293 £263
25th Percentile £403 £400 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £575
90th Percentile £680 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 273 660
10th Percentile £12.39 £15.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -5.64% +55.81%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £64.12 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.31 £31.61 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% -9.69% +62.79%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 295 £563 +4.65% 169
South East -10 59 £506 +6.42% 87
East of England -14 17 £521 +32.65% 55
North of England -36 17 £438 +13.18% 79
North West -30 13 £426 +10.08% 54
Midlands -40 11 £558 +39.38% 64
South West -31 8 £575 -20.45% 27
West Midlands -37 7 £490 +22.50% 43
East Midlands -19 4 £625 +117.39% 21
Yorkshire -26 4 £575 +39.82% 14
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 430 (100.00%) Degree
2 420 (97.67%) Computer Science
3 179 (41.63%) Social Skills
4 155 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (30.47%) Python
6 130 (30.23%) Finance
7 119 (27.67%) Java
8 112 (26.05%) SQL
9 106 (24.65%) AWS
10 96 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
11 90 (20.93%) Azure
12 82 (19.07%) DevOps
13 69 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
14 68 (15.81%) Analytics
15 64 (14.88%) Git (software)
16 60 (13.95%) Project Management
17 57 (13.26%) JavaScript
17 57 (13.26%) Kafka
18 56 (13.02%) Microsoft
19 54 (12.56%) Linux
20 52 (12.09%) OO
20 52 (12.09%) Master's Degree
21 50 (11.63%) Scrum
22 49 (11.40%) Microservices
23 48 (11.16%) Security Cleared
23 48 (11.16%) Software Engineering
24 46 (10.70%) HTML
24 46 (10.70%) Management Information System
25 45 (10.47%) C#
26 43 (10.00%) CSS

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (8.84%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.88%) Luigi
3 19 (4.42%) Apache Airflow
4 18 (4.19%) Apache
5 13 (3.02%) CMS
6 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.63%) Confluence
8 6 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.93%) IIS
10 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.70%) SAS
12 2 (0.47%) Drupal
12 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.47%) FileNet
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Houdini
4 2 (0.47%) Maya
4 2 (0.47%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.47%) Magento
1 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.23%) TrackWise
2 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 106 (24.65%) AWS
2 90 (20.93%) Azure
3 28 (6.51%) Serverless
4 24 (5.58%) Amazon S3
5 23 (5.35%) GCP
6 19 (4.42%) Microsoft 365
7 17 (3.95%) Power Platform
7 17 (3.95%) SaaS
8 16 (3.72%) Azure Functions
9 15 (3.49%) Amazon EMR
9 15 (3.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 14 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (3.26%) PaaS
11 13 (3.02%) GitHub
12 12 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (2.09%) Amazon EKS
13 9 (2.09%) IaaS
14 8 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (1.40%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.95%) Firewall
2 14 (3.26%) HTTP
3 13 (3.02%) FTP
4 12 (2.79%) DNS
4 12 (2.79%) LAN
4 12 (2.79%) Network Security
4 12 (2.79%) WAN
5 10 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.09%) DHCP
6 9 (2.09%) IPsec
6 9 (2.09%) NetScaler
6 9 (2.09%) VPN
7 8 (1.86%) SAN
7 8 (1.86%) SNMP
7 8 (1.86%) VLAN
8 6 (1.40%) POP3
8 6 (1.40%) Skype
8 6 (1.40%) SMTP
8 6 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.53%) Hadoop
2 39 (9.07%) Big Data
2 39 (9.07%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 33 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (5.81%) Relational Database
7 23 (5.35%) Metadata
8 21 (4.88%) SQL Server
9 19 (4.42%) Azkaban
10 16 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
10 16 (3.72%) Power BI
11 15 (3.49%) MySQL
12 12 (2.79%) Spark SQL
13 11 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (2.56%) Data Lake
13 11 (2.56%) HBase
13 11 (2.56%) Tableau
14 10 (2.33%) Oracle Database
15 9 (2.09%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 64 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 30 (6.98%) Maven
4 25 (5.81%) JIRA
5 16 (3.72%) Selenium
6 10 (2.33%) GitLab
7 9 (2.09%) Subversion
8 8 (1.86%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.86%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.86%) Jasmine
8 8 (1.86%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (1.16%) Gradle
9 5 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.16%) Protractor
10 4 (0.93%) Ant
10 4 (0.93%) JUnit
10 4 (0.93%) Postman
10 4 (0.93%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.93%) webpack
11 3 (0.70%) REST Assured
General
1 179 (41.63%) Social Skills
2 130 (30.23%) Finance
3 69 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (9.77%) Banking
5 26 (6.05%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 21 (4.88%) Public Sector
7 18 (4.19%) Documentation Skills
7 18 (4.19%) Front Office
8 16 (3.72%) Investment Banking
8 16 (3.72%) Legal
8 16 (3.72%) Retail
9 14 (3.26%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.79%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.79%) Marketing
11 9 (2.09%) Electronics
12 8 (1.86%) German Language
13 7 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (1.40%) French Language
14 6 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 127 (29.53%) Developer
2 44 (10.23%) Java Developer
3 41 (9.53%) Analyst
4 40 (9.30%) Data Engineer
5 37 (8.60%) Architect
6 31 (7.21%) Senior Developer
7 21 (4.88%) Consultant
8 20 (4.65%) Software Engineer
9 18 (4.19%) Business Analyst
10 16 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (3.02%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.79%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
14 10 (2.33%) C++ Developer
15 9 (2.09%) C# Developer
15 9 (2.09%) Data Analyst
15 9 (2.09%) Project Manager
15 9 (2.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.26%) Kafka
2 46 (10.70%) HTML
3 43 (10.00%) CSS
4 39 (9.07%) React
5 37 (8.60%) REST
6 31 (7.21%) Web Services
7 28 (6.51%) AngularJS
7 28 (6.51%) Middleware
8 26 (6.05%) Spring
9 22 (5.12%) .NET
10 21 (4.88%) RESTful
11 18 (4.19%) XML
12 17 (3.95%) Node.js
13 14 (3.26%) 802.1X
13 14 (3.26%) JSON
13 14 (3.26%) Spark Streaming
13 14 (3.26%) Spring Boot
14 13 (3.02%) JMS
15 12 (2.79%) ARM Templates
15 12 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.70%) Management Information System
2 39 (9.07%) Data Structures
3 33 (7.67%) User Experience
4 19 (4.42%) Algorithms
4 19 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.02%) Cloud Native
8 11 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.33%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.09%) PMI
10 9 (2.09%) Social Media
11 7 (1.63%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.40%) Derivative
12 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.40%) iSeries
12 6 (1.40%) Life Science
12 6 (1.40%) PKI
12 6 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.56%) Linux
2 35 (8.14%) Windows
3 24 (5.58%) Unix
4 16 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.63%) Android
7 6 (1.40%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.16%) tvOS
9 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (97.67%) Computer Science
2 155 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (19.07%) DevOps
5 68 (15.81%) Analytics
6 60 (13.95%) Project Management
7 52 (12.09%) OO
8 50 (11.63%) Scrum
9 49 (11.40%) Microservices
10 48 (11.16%) Software Engineering
11 42 (9.77%) Data Pipeline
11 42 (9.77%) Test Automation
12 37 (8.60%) Mathematics
13 36 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (8.14%) Multithreading
15 32 (7.44%) ITIL
16 30 (6.98%) Data Science
17 28 (6.51%) TDD
17 28 (6.51%) Workflow
18 27 (6.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 131 (30.47%) Python
2 119 (27.67%) Java
3 112 (26.05%) SQL
4 57 (13.26%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.47%) C#
6 37 (8.60%) C++
7 30 (6.98%) Scala
8 29 (6.74%) Java 8
9 25 (5.81%) Perl
10 23 (5.35%) PowerShell
10 23 (5.35%) Ruby
11 19 (4.42%) TypeScript
12 17 (3.95%) Shell Script
13 14 (3.26%) PL/SQL
14 13 (3.02%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.79%) PHP
16 11 (2.56%) Go
17 7 (1.63%) CQL
18 6 (1.40%) ES6
18 6 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 430 (100.00%) Degree
2 52 (12.09%) Master's Degree
3 48 (11.16%) Security Cleared
4 40 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 26 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.72%) CISSP
7 15 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.26%) MCSE
9 12 (2.79%) PMI Certification
10 11 (2.56%) CCNA
10 11 (2.56%) CCNP
11 10 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.33%) PMP
12 9 (2.09%) CISM
13 7 (1.63%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (1.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.14%) QA
2 13 (3.02%) GDPR
3 9 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.40%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.93%) NIST
6 4 (0.93%) SLA
7 3 (0.70%) COBIT
7 3 (0.70%) GxP
7 3 (0.70%) WAI
8 2 (0.47%) GRC
8 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.47%) ITGC
8 2 (0.47%) MiFID
8 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.23%) PMO
9 1 (0.23%) SOC 1
9 1 (0.23%) SOC 2
System Software
1 37 (8.60%) Docker
2 16 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.26%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.33%) XenApp
5 8 (1.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.93%) HDFS
7 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.70%) vSphere
8 2 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.47%) iptables
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (7.91%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.65%) Terraform
3 16 (3.72%) Ansible
4 9 (2.09%) Istio
4 9 (2.09%) SCCM
5 8 (1.86%) Consul
5 8 (1.86%) Grafana
5 8 (1.86%) Kibana
5 8 (1.86%) Prometheus
5 8 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.63%) Fluentd
6 7 (1.63%) logstash
6 7 (1.63%) Rancher
7 6 (1.40%) Puppet
8 4 (0.93%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.47%) SCOM
9 2 (0.47%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 56 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.21%) Oracle
3 27 (6.28%) Google
4 24 (5.58%) Databricks
5 21 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.19%) Cisco
6 18 (4.19%) Splunk
6 18 (4.19%) VMware
7 17 (3.95%) SAP
8 12 (2.79%) Citrix
9 10 (2.33%) Apple
10 8 (1.86%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.86%) Twitter
11 6 (1.40%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.16%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.93%) Dynatrace
14 3 (0.70%) IBM
14 3 (0.70%) Meraki
14 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.70%) Symantec